Spatio-temporal development of forests - Current trends in field methods and models

Georg Gratzer, Charles Canham, Ulf Dieckmann, Anton Fischer, Yoh Iwasa, Richard Law, Manfred J. Lexer, Holger Sandmann, Thomas A. Spies, Bernhard E. Splechtna, Jerzy Szwagrzyk

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We present a critical review of current trends in research of spatio-temporal development of forests. The paper addresses (1) field methods for the development of spatially-explicit models of forest dynamics and their integration in models of forest dynamics, (2) strengths and limitations of traditional patch models versus spatially-explicit, individual-based models, and (3) the potential for moment-based methods in the analysis of forest dynamics. These topics are discussed with reference to their potential for solving open questions in the studies of forest dynamics. The study of spatio-temporal processes provides a link between pattern and process in plant communities, and plays a crucial role in understanding ecosystem dynamics. In the last decade, the development of spatially-explicit, individual-based models shifted the focus of forest dynamics modelling from the dynamics of discrete patches to the interactions among individual organisms, thus encapsulating the theory of "neighbourhood" dynamics. In turn, the stochastic properties and the complexity of spatially-explicit, individual-based models gave rise to the development of a new suite of so-called moment-based models. These new models describe the dynamics of individuals and of pairs of individuals in terms of their densities, thus directly capturing second-order information on spatial structure. So far, this approach has not been applied to forests; we indicate extensions needed for such applications. Moment-based models may be an important complement to spatially explicit individual-based models in developing a general spatial theory of forest dynamics. However, both kinds of models currently focus on fine scales, whereas a critical issue in forest dynamics is to understand the interaction of fine-scale processes with coarser-scale disturbances. To obtain a more complete picture of forest dynamics, the relevant links and interactions between fine-, intermediate-, and coarse-scale processes ought to be identified. Intensive links between modelling work and field studies designed across different scales are a promising means to create a new perspective on forest dynamics.

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)3-15
ページ数13
ジャーナルOikos
107
発行部数1
DOI
出版物ステータス出版済み - 10 1 2004

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forest dynamics
field method
individual-based model
methodology
trend
ecosystem dynamics
modeling
plant community
dynamic models
disturbance
plant communities
complement

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Gratzer, G., Canham, C., Dieckmann, U., Fischer, A., Iwasa, Y., Law, R., ... Szwagrzyk, J. (2004). Spatio-temporal development of forests - Current trends in field methods and models. Oikos, 107(1), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.13063.x

Spatio-temporal development of forests - Current trends in field methods and models. / Gratzer, Georg; Canham, Charles; Dieckmann, Ulf; Fischer, Anton; Iwasa, Yoh; Law, Richard; Lexer, Manfred J.; Sandmann, Holger; Spies, Thomas A.; Splechtna, Bernhard E.; Szwagrzyk, Jerzy.

:: Oikos, 巻 107, 番号 1, 01.10.2004, p. 3-15.

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿小調査

Gratzer, G, Canham, C, Dieckmann, U, Fischer, A, Iwasa, Y, Law, R, Lexer, MJ, Sandmann, H, Spies, TA, Splechtna, BE & Szwagrzyk, J 2004, 'Spatio-temporal development of forests - Current trends in field methods and models', Oikos, 巻. 107, 番号 1, pp. 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.13063.x
Gratzer G, Canham C, Dieckmann U, Fischer A, Iwasa Y, Law R その他. Spatio-temporal development of forests - Current trends in field methods and models. Oikos. 2004 10 1;107(1):3-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.13063.x
Gratzer, Georg ; Canham, Charles ; Dieckmann, Ulf ; Fischer, Anton ; Iwasa, Yoh ; Law, Richard ; Lexer, Manfred J. ; Sandmann, Holger ; Spies, Thomas A. ; Splechtna, Bernhard E. ; Szwagrzyk, Jerzy. / Spatio-temporal development of forests - Current trends in field methods and models. :: Oikos. 2004 ; 巻 107, 番号 1. pp. 3-15.
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